9 Young British Players Who Should Follow Lookman & Sancho to the Bundesliga

The Bundesliga is quickly becoming one of the most attractive leagues in Europe for young British players to thrive in.

Manchester City's Jadon Sancho took a leap of faith last summer in completing a £7m move to Borussia Dortmund, while Ademola Lookman and Reece Oxford completed loan moves to Germany in January.

There are a number of young talents already getting a reputation for themselves throughout Britain. However, with competition for places so fierce on these shores, here's a look at nine British youngsters who could thrive in the Bundesliga.

9. Tammy Abraham - Chelsea

Swansea City loanee Tammy Abraham is undoubtedly one of the most promising strikers in the Premier League. The 20-year-old boasts impressive pace and power as well as having a keen eye for goal.

However, Chelsea's decision to sign Olivier Giroud in January - as opposed to recalling Abraham from his loan spell - shows that the England international might not be needed at Stamford Bridge next season.

Abraham is built perfectly for the Bundesliga and will offer a number of sides a Plan A and Plan B. With his ability to play on the counter-attack or as a target man, Abraham would be a welcome addition to the German top flight.

8. Ethan Ampadu - Chelsea

It will come as no surprise that a number of Chelsea players have made it onto this list, with the Blues outstanding academy system rarely offering first-team opportunities for youngsters.

Welsh centre-back Ethan Ampadu is one of the most promising defensive talents in the Premier League. The 17-year-old left his hometown side Exeter City last year to move to west London and has already been been getting praise in Chelsea's U23 squad.

Ampadu has already made six appearances for the Chelsea first-team. However, Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen - two young centre-backs who developed in the Bundesliga - are still ahead in the pecking order.

7. Ryan Sessegnon - Fulham

Sticking in west London, Fulham's 17-year-old wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon is arguably the most exciting talent in English football.

Having come through the Cottagers' ranks as a left-back, Sessegnon has been most impressive this season going forward - scoring 11 goals and claiming four assists.

The Bundesliga has nurtured some of Europe's best attacking left-backs in recent years, with the likes of David Alaba, Sead Kolašinac and Marvin Plattenhardt earning plaudits from across Europe during their time in Germany.

6. Kieran Tierney - Celtic

Whilst we're on the topic of left-backs, Scotland international Kieran Tierney could be another outstanding addition to the Bundesliga.

The 20-year-old defender has attracted a lot of interest from the Premier League recently and with experience at the highest level of European football, it has been no surprise to see the likes of Manchester United linked with a move.

However, a transfer to one of the Premier League's 'big six' could seriously harm his development - like we've seen with Luke Shaw. In Germany, Tierney would be able to develop in an exciting league that will only boost his performances for club and country.

5. Patrick Roberts - Celtic

Just like his aforementioned Hoops teammate, Patrick Roberts could see a move to the Bundesliga make his career hit completely new heights.

The 21-year-old winger has made just three appearances for Manchester City since moving to the Etihad but his performances during a two-year spell in Glasgow has helped bring the spotlight back in his direction.

The former Fulham star would be a perfect fit for German football. Although the winger doesn't boast the most blistering pace, his technical ability and ball retention would quickly see Roberts become a fan favourite in the Bundesliga.

4. Ronaldo Vieira - Leeds United

Over the last few years in European football, we've seen the attractiveness of having a mobile defensive midfielder skyrocket.

One of the most promising players in England who fits that description is Leeds United powerhouse Ronaldo Vieira. The 19-year-old has already registered 21 appearances across all competitions this season, with his desire to get around the pitch and hunger for a physical battle standing out as traits of the Bissau-born midfielder.

In the Bundesliga this season, we've already seen Denis Zakaria and Santiago Ascacibar thrive in their maiden campaigns for Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfB Stuttgart respectively - something Vieira could replicate if a move to Germany ever materialises. 

3. Ben Woodburn - Liverpool

Having already impressed the Liverpool fans with his breathtaking performances in their academy, Ben Woodburn really announced himself to the world with a fantastic match winning goal on his Wales debut against Austria.

The versatile 18-year-old, who plays in the same position as Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, has already made 10 appearances for Liverpool and even scored his first goal for the club in an EFL Cup quarter final against Leeds back in 2016.

With Liverpool's deadly attacking lineup likely to be bolstered even further in the summer, Woodburn could look for regular first-team football elsewhere and the development he'd get in Germany could make a move to the Bundesliga a match made in heaven.

2. Mason Mount - Chelsea

Not only could Mason Mount think about a move to the Bundesliga through a lack of opportunities, but his experience in the Eredivisie will mean some German teams are already scouting the 19-year-old.

The England U19 international has spent this season on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and has impressed with the mid-table side. Mount already has six goals, as well as two assists, to his name this season and will be desperate to keep playing regular football next year.

Mount's former Vitesse teammate Milot Rashica completed a move to SV Werder Bremen in January and the Chelsea youngster should also look to try his luck in Germany in the near future.

1. Reiss Nelson - Arsenal

The cameo performances from Reiss Nelson in the Arsenal first-team this season have got Gooners very excited about the 18-year-old's future with the club.

As one of the most promising players in the Premier League, Arsène Wenger has made sure Nelson gets enough game time to keep him keen on the idea of a long-term career at the Emirates.

However, the January signings or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have pushed Nelson further down the pecking order in north London. 

After seeing his best friend Jadon Sancho break into Peter Stöger's first-team in Dortmund, the skilful winger could be tempted to join his England U19 teammate in the Bundesliga during the summer transfer window.